Painting professionally since 2003, self-taught artist, Diane Clement continually pushes the envelope of painting by mixing all types of paint and liquids (wine, beer, alcohol, polyurethane, fire, etc.) and her use of experimental and unconventional materials and techniques epitomizes her expression of personal artistic freedom.. Her work has been described as
“Freedom Made Visible”.
Her abstract work reflects her rebellious counter culture spirit. Not to be confused with Pollock or others; Diane has always been an abstract-expressionist painter… pretty much since the age of two. She continues to build an arsenal of techniques and a wealth of knowledge as the natural evolution from her experience continues to generate art for the Soul, not the sofa.
"I am obsessed with painting the understated, often ignored or taken for granted, every day, background pieces of nature, and life, with vivid colors and energetically thrown paint, etc.
To visually develop these observations in an abstracted way, frequently presenting the everything of everyday of life and nature, in juxtaposition. I work almost exclusively outdoors with Mother Nature incorporating all that she brings to the experience.
I have found my voice through this self-taught journey; the canvas documents my evolution from survival to freedom. I had no idea that my emotions and personal evolution showed through; that viewers feel the energy and are able to connect with the light or dark emotions, expressed in the work. Thank you for taking time to explore the work and thank all who have supported my work by collecting, and in so many other ways. You know who you are."
I've been published in North of the James; Richmond Times Dispatch; Style Magazine; Richmond Magazine, Over Fifty; numerous on-line magazines and articles and my art has been showcased in many art calendars. I promise to make every attempt to list and give credit to all.
Solo & Featured Artist Exhibitions:
2021 Relocated to Tucson AZ
2020 Canceled by Covid 19 Pandemic
2019 Crossroads Art Center & Black Iris Gallery, Richmond, VA
2018 Anne's Visual Art Studio, & Black Iris Gallery Richmond, VA
2017 Artemis Gallery & Anne's Visual Art Studio, Richmond, VA
2016 Cultural Art Center at Glen Allen, VA
2015 & 2016 Artemis Gallery & Anne’s Visual Art Studio
2015 The Ward Center for Contemporary Art & Walton Gallery
2014 Rocketts Studios & Galleries
2013 Represented by Gallery Flux & artspace - group exhibitions
2012 Art Sante Fe (Aprique Gallery) & art Expo New York;
2011 Visual Art Studio, Richmond, VA
2009 & 2010 Private Exhibitions & Sales
2008 March - Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA
2007 Feb.,June, Sept. - Art Works Studios & Galleries, Richmond, VA
2007 March - Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, VA
2006 & 2007 Jan. - 12 12 Gallery, Richmond,
2005 Five Exhibitions:
Beatnik Gallery, Petersburg, VA
Corporate Museum & Frame, Richmond, VA -
March, May - Artemis Gallery, Richmond, VA
Petersburg Regional Art Center, Petersburg,
2004 Beatnik Gallery, Petersburg, VA
MRAA Exhibition - James Center & Richmond Public Library
The Symphony Designer House, Richmond, VA 2004 & 2014
9th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Montpelier, VA 2006
Diane supports her community by donating paintings to numerous nonprofits
including The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Keep Virginia Beautiful,
Cure & Prevention of Cancer, Quill Theater , Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens,
IVNA, ALS, CEDO (Mexico), Paws for Pets, SCAN and many more.